Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jonathan Lee Riches probably won't be drinking Irish beer any time soon

I had nearly forgotten about Jonathan Lee Riches. Back in August 2007 I noted that South Carolina inmate Jonathan Lee Riches was suing Michael Vick, alleging that Vick stole Riches' pit bulls. The dollar amount of the lawsuit? $63 billion.

In that same post, I linked to an article detailing another of Riches' lawsuits - one in which he not only sued George W. Bush, but also www.google.com, Adolf Hitler's National Socialist Party, Three Mile Island, Tsunami victims, Meals on Wheels, Various Buddhist monks, and a few dozen others.

I subsequently detailed the activities that landed him in prison, and various other things, many of which were documented in a blog called Dreadnaught. I then forgot about the guy.


Then the Inquisitr reported that the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most litigious man.

You can guess what Riches did next. Although he's apparently been moved from South Carolina to Kentucky, the next chapter occurs in the state of Washington:

Jonathan Lee Riches, aka Irving Picard, filed his latest legal fight this week in the Richland office of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, although he is incarcerated in the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.

Riches alleges that Guinness is planning to print false information about the number of lawsuits he has filed, which he says is more than 4,000 worldwide. And he objects to the names Guinness intends to call him, including: “The litigator crusader,” the “duke of lawsuits,” “Johnny Sue-nami,” “Sue-per-man” and the “Patrick Ewing of suing.”

I haven't been able to ascertain whether there are any other defendants in this particular suit. Bono? Bob Geldof?
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